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04-02-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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Help!

My problem is that I got new batteries, and the light meter doesn't work! (for my ME Super)

I also got a weird problem with it when I put new batteries in, is that the shutter only goes off if I have my mode dial onto Auto or M.
Whenever I shoot a blank on 125x or B, the mirror never comes down, but when I switch to Auto or M, it comes back down.

This is still very confusing to me as I'm still a beginner with film cameras.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

-Chris

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QuoteOriginally posted by senchi Quote
My problem is that I got new batteries, and the light meter doesn't work! (for my ME Super)

I also got a weird problem with it when I put new batteries in, is that the shutter only goes off if I have my mode dial onto Auto or M.
Whenever I shoot a blank on 125x or B, the mirror never comes down, but when I switch to Auto or M, it comes back down.

This is still very confusing to me as I'm still a beginner with film cameras.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

-Chris
Have you got the batteries in the right way? Try reversing them.

Do the batteries hold the proper charge? They should be around 1.5V each.

Regards

Chris
04-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #3
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Clean the battery compartment with an eraser (the ones at the end of a pencil) and blow to not leave any bits
Then make sure you have them in the right position

a manual for your camera can be found here:
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Have you got the batteries in the right way? Try reversing them.

Do the batteries hold the proper charge? They should be around 1.5V each.

Regards

Chris
Thanks! I did have my batteries in the wrong way

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Clean the battery compartment with an eraser (the ones at the end of a pencil) and blow to not leave any bits
Then make sure you have them in the right position

a manual for your camera can be found here:
Pentax Manuals
Thank you for the manual!
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QuoteOriginally posted by senchi Quote
I did have my batteries in the wrong way
That's you sorted, it's easy done.

Make a quick note of the battery orientation for next time you change, so you don't give yourself another heart attack.
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